Cal Women Capture Aggie Open for Second Straight Team Victory

Sept. 9, 2006

DAVIS, Calif. - California claimed the women's team title with 37 points at the 36th-annual Aggie Open Saturday morning at Wildhorse Golf Course behind five runners finishing in the top 15. The Golden Bears men's squad placed third with 65 points.

In the 2006 season opener last week, Cal won the women's title at the San Francisco Invitational.

Stanford finished second in the Aggie Open's women's event with 47 points, followed by San Jose State's A team (65), host UC Davis (72) and Saint Mary's (175). Stanford took top honors on the men's side with 24 points, while UC Davis was second with 38 points.

Cal's Rebecca Yau and Bridget Duffy placed second and third, respectively, on the 5K course in 18:13.70 and 18:20.00. Also scoring for the Bears were freshman Alison Greggor in eighth (18:55.40), senior Elizabeth Mayeda in 11th (19:10.80) and freshman Rebecca Palm in 15th (19:14.40).

San Jose State's Tiffany Hall took top honors in the women's race in 18:09.80 for her second straight victory.

Freshman Steve Sodaro paced Cal on the men's 8K course in his first collegiate race, grabbing 11th (26:12.30). Sophomore Matt Miller was right behind Sodaro in 12th (26:17.20). The Bears other counting scores came from senior Micah Parker (14th, 26:31.30) and redshirt sophomores Eric Lee (16th, 26:37.40) and Sean Carey (24th, 27:08.30).

Stanford's Russell Brown captured the men's individual crown in a time of 25:04.60.

Cal returns to action at the Sacramento State Invitational Sept. 16.

Aggie OpenWildhorse Golf Course

Women's 5K Team Results: 1. California 37, 2. Stanford 47, 3. San Jose State A 65, 4. UC Davis 72, 5. Saint Mary's 175, 6. Sonoma State 193, 7. San Jose State B, 195; 8. Pacific, 221; 9. Notre Dame de Namur; 235; 10. Cal State East Bay, 260; 11. Cal State Monterey Bay, 287; 12. Mills, 319.

Top Three Individual Women's Finishers: 1. Tiffany Hall, San Jose State A, 18:09.80; 2. Rececca Yau, California, 18:13.70; 3. Bridget Duffy, California, 18:20.00.

Other Cal Individual Women's Results: 8. Alison Greggor 18:55.40, 11. Elizabeth Mayeda 19:10.80, 15. Rebecca Palm 19:14.40.

Men's 8K Team Results: 1. Stanford 24, 2. UC Davis 38, 3. California 65, 4. San Jose State 118, 5. Notre Dame de Namur 127, 6. Cal State Monterey Bay 183, 7. Las Positas 214, 8. William Jessup 225, 9. Cal State East Bay 226, 10. Saint Mary's 243.

Top Three Individual Men's Finishers: 1. Russell Brown, Stanford, 25:04.60; 2. Rolf Steier, Stanford, 25:05.10; 3. Chris Ferren-Cirino, UC Davis, 25:09.10.

Cal Individual Men's Results: 11. Steve Sodaro 26:12.30, 12. Matt Miller 26:17.20, 14. Micah Parker 26:31.30, 16. Eric Lee 26:37.40, 24. Sean Carey 27:08.30, 32. Francis Gadayan 27:32.90, 39. Peter Deptula 27:59.10, 40. Andres Perezchica 28:00.60.

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